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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Transfer news

Paul Edis posted the following message on Facebook today:

"In March I’m going to be moving to London.
I studied and lived in London previously, moving back to the North East in 2006 after college. Since then I’ve had so many amazing experiences and opportunities living in the area and working with an amazing array of people, but it’s time for a change.

I’ll still be back to Newcastle for various gigs and things I have in the diary, so Northerners - you ain’t seen the back of me yet.
Londoners - looking forward to meeting you and hopefully becoming part of the scene!"
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This will be a devastating loss to the northeast music scene  -  albeit a long overdue one - and we at BSH wish him every success. Next stop New York City?
Lance
(Photo courtesy of Ken Drew)

6 comments :

Pam Young (on F/b) said...

Huge loss to the North East scene. Good luck Paul hope you will be a regular visitor x

Steve T said...

Great, somewhere to stay in London - just kidding Kate. Thanks for everything.

Patti said...

Paul - you'll be such a big miss up here. You've done so much for the local scene - especially with your mentoring and encouragement of the youngsters. The best of luck to you and Kate in London - and the best of times. xx

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

What Pam said. We await your welcome return(s) and updates on BebopSpokenHere 🙂 Good Luck (not actually needed!)

Bill Harper said...



When I first heard Paul play a year or two ago, I realised immediately that this young man, who had taken over the piano chair that I had vacated at the Black Bull Jazz Club, was something special. I remarked that if there was any justice in the world, he was destined to be an international star. By moving to London he is embarking on the first step to this end & he surely will not fail.Good luck Paul-- you deserve the success that will undoubtedly come your way!!!
Bill Harper & Anne De Vere

Anonymous said...

As well as all the myriad other things he does Paul kindly offered and somehow found precious time to help out at Blaydon. The fundraiser he put together and organised last Spring helped save the club really. We all know he's a great player who happens to care deeply. I wish him every success. Thanks Paul.
Roly

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